This is the picture as it was captured in camera. The original file was in Camera Raw, so I was able to set the white balance, but that was the only correction made.
Image after spot healing, some dodge and burn to:
- even skin tone
- darken lips
- whiten teeth
- whiten eyes
And lastly, some vignetting was added to make the model stand out better from the background. What is interesting to me about this step is that it also looks like the background was also blurred, but it was not. That is an optical illusion, I suspect, from the fact that your mind equates brighter with clearer.
Use the link to see the movie . It is easier to see the difference in the steps with the animation. Also, take the time to click on the individual images to get a full-size view. You will notice that you can still see individual pores and hairs.